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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

March 3rd, 2012 bottling date. Nearly ten months old. Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.

A: Thin off-white head (slow pour to avoid sediment entering the beer), a swirling of the glass leaves some nice lacing that slowly creeps down the glass. Extremely dark brown opaque body that's typical of a quad.

S: Smell is also typical of a dark Belgian ale. Sweet upfront, mainly fruits, raisin and pear dominate. Rum is also quite noticeable after some swirling.

M: Medium body, trending towards thin. Good carbonation at first, but it doesn't last long into this session.

T: Immediately hit with pears and raisins. Rum in the middle. Spicy then pepper and anise towards the finish. Finish is semi-dry, and then a noticeable alcohol presence. The beer takes on a port wine-like quality both in taste and appearance (the carbonation is completely gone) as it warms.

Overall: I've had this beer multiple times, and my experiences have varied from amazing to simply good. The alcohol was a bit too dominant and took away from some of the more complex flavors for me. This has been my experience with bottles of Rochefort 10 that I knew were young. I think some aging would do this ale wonders, so I might revisit this with a review of a bottle that's a few years old.

This one tasted a bit too boozy/rum-like for my taste, I prefer a softer, fruitier Belgian dark ale. By no means would I score this a 3, as it's far from an average brew, but in the same vein I can't score it a 5.

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Poured into a snifter:

A: A cloudy golden haze that shows its true color when held to the light. Carbonation is present but not overwhelming.

S: Caramel apples, earthy malts, dark fruits, touch of sweetness.

T: Beautifully complex flavor here. Malts, apples, caramel, grassy notes, sweet breads, spices, and dark fruits. Boozy. Very tasty.

M: Light bodied, finishes dry. Carbonation is just right. Drinkability is high.

O: Quite impressive. I'm glad I got the opportunity to try this.

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Appearance - Poured from the bottle into a goblet. Very, very dark brown with a tan head about 1 finger thick, dissipating slowly.

Smell - Not overpowering. The nose consisted of subtle hints of dark fruit and bread. About halfway though, a slight alcohol smell was more noticeable.

Taste - Dark fruit flavors spread over the palate. Sugar and malt flavors do a good job of masking the alcohol content. Aftertaste was slightly dry with the fruit flavors lingering and only then was I able to taste the alcohol sneaking out from underneath only slightly.

Mouthfeel - Very refreshing and not as "heavy" as I'd expect from a quad. Very palatable and each sip was more inviting than the last. Moderate carbonation.

Overall - Easily the best Quad I've had. I enjoyed this at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia and prior to this tasting, had only been able to try the 8, so finally getting to meet the 10 was a memorable experience. The Rochefort 10 carries an abundance of taste and fills the palate with a variety of dark fruit flavors. Very refreshing feel to it for the style of beer. If you're looking for a world-class quad, this is it.

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The nose is boasting tons of dark fruits with distinct bready malts. Big quaffs bring out the beastly ABV. Sweet aromas take the reigns.

The flavors are huge. Sweet plums, figs, raisins and prunes are all mingling together. Sweet bready malts dominate the finish. Here, the ABV is extremely well hidden.

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Overall, this is a top tier quad for sure. This is an easily drinkable quad that is easy to find and down right delicious.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,343 ratings
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